- Paul Burgess
Oracle and how Larry is tracking you!!!
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Oracle this month. The suit, which was filed Friday as a 66-page complaint in the Northern District of California, alleges the tech giant’s “worldwide surveillance machine” has amassed detailed dossiers on some five billion people, accusing the company and its adtech and advertising subsidiaries of violating the privacy of the majority of the people on Earth.
A link to the original complain is above for your reading.
In reading the complaint, this reminds us of a police-state like tracking reminds us of of the book '1984' or movie 'Minority Report'. Oracle wants to use all this data to predict what you will buy next.
One of the defendents in the case - Michael Katz-Lacabe - states in the complaint:
Further more the complaint outlines now Oracle does the tracking in their Java code.
This is all re-enforced by the posturing of Larry Ellison - founder and chairman of the board of Oracle - onstage in a video POSTED HERE.
It is clear the intent is to show a few things:
Oracle Cloud is real - or at least to Larry
They are the biggest at what they do
They have consolidated all the data to best predict what you will buy next.
Tracking 5 billion people and consolidating 1,500 data sources
Personally this makes my body hurt as I have seen this evolve in both the private and government sectors for over 30 years - but Oracle is now promoting this to the world for all to consume. Does anyone think Larry won't offer this up to any government entity as well - nothing keeping them from turning this into 'BIG BROTHER'.